Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)

Bibliographic record number: 420942


Authors: Cigula, Tomislav; Mahović Poljaček, Sanja; Gojo, Miroslav
Title: Defining the properties of fountain solution depending on type of surface active substance
Source: MATRIB 2009 : zbornik radova = proceedings / Grilec, Krešimir ; Marić, Gojko ; Jakovljević, Suzana (ed). - Vela Luka : Hrvatsko društvo za materijale i tribologiju , 2009. 16-20 (ISBN: 978-953-7040-16-1).
Meeting: Savjetovanje o materijalima, tehnologijama, trenju i trošenju (14 ; 2009)
Location and date: Vela Luka, Hrvatska, 24.-26.06.2009.
Keywords: offset printing; fountain solution; surface active substance; surface tension
The most important role of the fountain solution is to quickly cover nonprinting areas of the printing plate in a thin layer. To enable this function, in fountain solutions must be added surface active substances, which will decrease the value of surface tension of solution in which it is added. The goal of this research was to determine how the type of surface active substance changes physical and chemical properties of fountain solution in which they are added. Two types of fountain solutions were prepared for the research. Both were prepared from deionised water in which addition that give solution pH stability and defined conductivity were added. Afterwards, two types of samples were made with addition of defined surface active substance in volume fraction from 0 to 10 percent. To define physical and chemical properties of prepared fountain solutions, pH value, conductivity and surface tension were measured. Finally, to determine interaction between samples of solution and printing plate, contact angle was measured. Conventional printing plate was used in this research. Obtained results showed that both solution types have similar behaviour of the pH value and conductivity for all volume fractions of surface active substances. As expected, both surface active substances cause significant decrease of surface tension and contact angle with increase of their volume friction in a solution. According to the results, the optimal ratio between fountain solution's ingredients in printing process is proposed.
Type of meeting: Poster
Type of presentation in a journal: Full-text (1500 words and more)
Type of peer-review: International peer-review
Project / theme: 128-1281957-1958, 128-1201785-2228
Original language: ENG
Category: Znanstveni
Research fields:
Graphic technology
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